Conference this week!

Gothic Feminism 2017 is nearly upon us and here are just some final reminders for those travelling to Kent this week:

Conference location

The conference will take place in the Grimond building on the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent:

Grimond Building

University of Kent




You will find the registration desk in the foyer area directly in front of you as you enter through the main entrance.


Registration will take place between 9am – 9.30am.

The conference shall begin at 9.30am.

Travelling to Kent

For further information on travelling to Kent, please see:

Film screening

For those of you who have reserved a cinema ticket, The Eyes of My Mother screening will take place at the Canterbury Curzon at 7pm on Thursday 25th May, located here:

Westgate Hall Road



If you reserved a ticket, your name has already been sent to the Curzon. On the night of the screening you will need to collect and pay for your ticket (which will be £10.50). When collecting your ticket, tell the staff you are part of the Gothic Feminism conference and have a reservation (to ensure you receive the discount).

If you have not reserved a ticket but would like to attend the screening, then there may still be tickets available on the day. You are advised to visit the Curzon box office on the day and ask if there are any seats available. If so, you should again say you are part of the Gothic Feminism conference so that you receive the same discount.

Auteur Publishing stall

We are very lucky this year to be joined again by John from Auteur Publishing who will have a stall with a selection of titles on Gothic and horror available to buy. So do take a look and maybe treat yourself to a book or two?!

Conference report

We are looking for a volunteer to write a conference report of the three days to be published in a special issue of a journal. If you are interested in writing the report then please do get in touch.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Get Out at the Gulbenkian

Dr Frances A. Kamm (me!) will be providing the introduction for the hugely successful Get Out at the Gulbenkian cinema on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm.

Get Out is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele and produced by Blumhouse Productions, and the film has been widely praised by critics and audiences alike. The film tells the story of Chris, who is in a interracial relationship with Rose, as he visits the latter’s parents and meets her strange extended family…

The introduction shall reflect upon the film’s success as a small-budget horror film, outlining why the film has been celebrated for its discussion of race and the African-American experience, particularly from the perspective of a young, black man. I shall also discuss the influences which are present in the film, including how the Gothic can be seen inspire the film’s narrative and tone, with the topic of gender now supplanted by discourses on race.

Tickets for the film are available here. (Please note: students are able to purchase 2 for 1 tickets for this screening).

I hope to see you there!

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